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Cities With the Best Credit Scores 2012

Average Credit Score: 778Average Debt: $23,710Average Number of Late Payments: 0.24Average % Credit Available: 75.84Average Number of Open Credit Cards: 1.96Sioux Falls, S.D., has risen one notch from its number 10 spot one year earlier. At the time when this analysis was conducted, the city had an unemployment rate of 4.5%, less than half of the 9.2% national average at the time. This could only have helped improve the city’s standing.

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9. Sioux Falls, S.D.

City averages:
Credit Score: 778
Debt: $23,710
Number of Late Payments: 0.24
% Credit Available: 75.84
Number of Open Credit Cards: 1.96

Sioux Falls, S.D., has risen one notch from No. 10. At the time this analysis was conducted, the city had an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, less than half of the 9.2 percent national average. This could only have helped improve its standing.

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